February 2014 Book Club|
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
BOOK: A Guide to the Perplexed by Dara Horn
(There will be a telephone conference with the author)
PLACE: Books on the Square
DATE: February 3, 2014
Books can be bought at Books on the Square at a 10% discount.
A Guide for the Perplexed is about two sisters who invent the social media technology of the future. When one is them is kidnapped in post-revolutionary Egypt, it opens the door for her sister’s betrayal in an echo of the biblical Joseph story. A century earlier, in a story based on historic events, the scholar Solomon Schechter hunts for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. What he finds reveal the danger and power of what the new technology brings into being; a world where nothing is ever forgotten .
“ A Guide for the Perplexed is just so beautiful and so mystical and so exciting.. I really want to urge people to read Dara Horn.” NBC Today Show
“Intricate and suspenseful. Both learned and heartfelt, an exploration of human memory , its uses and misuses, that spans centuries in a twisty braid full of jaw dropping revelations and breathtaking reversals. – Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Caleb’s Crossing.